General Psychology-Industrial-Organizational Psychology [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 1 - 2 of 5

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Question 1

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Industrial psychologists have found that

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

democratic management styles consistently increase output

b.

no single motivational style works well in all industrial situations

c.

top-down hierarchical leadership styles consistently decrease output

d.

shifting leadership styles on occasion increases output

e.

reinforcement of competition increases output

Question 2

Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Employees Kim and Ela, at the same telecommunications company had objective assessments of their sales of complex data products during the first quarter. Ela sold more total installations than Kim. However, one third of Ela՚s customers had their service cancelled in less than three months, while none of Kim՚s customers cancelled. What are the implications for managers in conducting Kim՚s and Ela՚s respective performance appraisals?

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

They should include objective ratings by expert panels

b.

They should focus only on the highest number of total sales.

c.

They should focus only on the cancellations and disregard the numbers of sales.

d.

They should include subjective ratings by supervisors or a panel of experts.

e.

They should focus only on the quality of work and ignore the sales numbers.